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schollis posted 05-31-2004 11:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for schollis   Send Email to schollis  
Any experience, anybody.

22' Dauntless, 200 hp optimax

duckear posted 06-03-2004 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for duckear  Send Email to duckear     
Wouldn't that be cool if it works as advertised! I would be afraid of replacing one part with a dozen or more.
GeneNJ posted 06-03-2004 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
Read the product reviews on West Marines website for this prop, not at all favorable (2 of 5 rating, 11 reviews)
Hoosier posted 06-06-2004 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Getting a Piranha with extra blades of different pitches is a better deal and they're made in the US.
Kookadala posted 07-04-2006 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kookadala  Send Email to Kookadala     
I purchased one of these props since it sounded great and there are currently no reviews on the westmarine website. I used it for the first time a few days ago and spun the hub without hitting anything. I was accelerating from about 2600 RPM and around 4000 I heard a loud POP. Luckily the design allowed me to make it back to the harbor at about 10 knots.

Anyone have any good experiences with these composite props?

I am taking it back to westmarine for exchange tomorrow since there is a 3 year warranty on the hub.

PS - if I had hit something which I didnt see, I thought the design was supposed to allow a blade to break off, which is the whole idea behind the replaceable blade composite prop. I see no marks on the blades to indicate I hit anything!

Kookadala posted 07-04-2006 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kookadala  Send Email to Kookadala     
Forgot the boat info - 1980 Outrage 21, Evinrude 200 hp

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